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Thank you for coming to my site and viewing my blog. This is where I display a Sneak Peek for my clients to get a look at some of their images taken during their Photo Session. This is a wonderful way to get an idea of what I do for my clients and for them to share their experience with their friends and family! Thank you to all of our past and current clients, I am so grateful to be a part of documenting your lives. "Your Portraits.... Our Passion. Together We Create the Perfect Portraits!"

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Storm Baby Session #2

Adorable cutie pie Katherine is a member of our Bebe' Collection Series  program :o)  The best part of my job is watching my baby members grow up and I totally enjoy every minute I am with them and their family.  Katherine's Mom and I always have great "Mom-talks" about everything from feeding to pooping and everything in between!  This session was all about Father's Day and getting some surprise gifts  for Daddy and Grandpa (cowboy outfit was from G-Pa).  Kathleen (AKA: Mommy) texted me to let me know that the portfolio album she purchased for Daddy made him emotional :'o) Awhhh!  My job is complete!  I am sure you can guess which photograph was HIS favorite in the sneak peek below...  Happy Three Months Old Katherine, the next time we see you, you will be close to, if not already, crawling!

<3 Trina

The 2010 Baby & Child Photo Contest

The 2010 Baby & Child Photo Contest has ended and the voting for the photographers starts today! Good luck to the families that entered their children :o) We had a lot of entries this year so hopefully one of these beautiful children will win a placement at least. The grand prize is $5,000! Here is a look at some of the contestants (I will try to post more of them when I can) ...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's A.R.K. Wednesday!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY everyone!  Hope your week is going well.  I am enjoying Summer vacation so far, I love sleeping in and not having much of a schedule or least not one that requires waking up at 7 AM everyday :o)  If you have children, or not, I hope you are enjoying your Summer too. 
So, this ARK Wednesday I am bringing you a special offer from our family's favorite Pizza Place, Steve's Pizza in Roseville.  They have other locations but these coupons are for the Roseville location.  We love them for a couple reasons but mainly because they have a Gluten-Free pizza that our 4 year old LOVES and since the GF options are just now becoming something restaurants are offering, it is challenging to find places to eat out for our family.  We were thrilled to find they had great pizza and good service that is personal, unlike a lot of the chain pizzas places.  They also have pasta that is pretty good too (not GF though).  Give them a try and let me know what you think!   And, Don't forget to... "Pass It On"!  Keep the ARK going (Act of Random Kindness) and see the joy on the faces of strangers when you had them a coupon.  You will see how giving is better than receiving :o) 
This is our favorite coupon, but at the link below there are more to choose from including a great lunch special, ENJOY! STEVE'S SPECIAL: 2 Medium Pizzas (1 TOPPING EACH),
2 Liter Soda Or 4 Fountain Drinks-ONLY $15.99

please click on the link to print your coupon(s)...


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It's... A.R.K. Wednesday featuring "SUMMER MOVIE CAMPS"


These movie events are something we look forward to every summer.  We like to get there early to get good seats and often times they are playing a movie we really like or one we didn't get to see in the theater I print out the scheduled movies for our area and then have the kids circle the ones they really want to see.  It is a great way to get them out and moving too, instead of sleeping till noon ;o) LOL! 
These movie deals are nationwide so if you have out-of-town/state family and friends don't forget to send this info on to them too!
Their Web-site has this to say about it:
"Looking for a cool getaway for kids this summer? Bring them to AMC Summer MovieCamp and enjoy the magic of movies! Summer MovieCamp will be offered at 10 a.m. each Tuesday morning this summer at participating theatres, from June 15 through August 10. At only $1 admission, it’s an affordable option for summer fun for families and groups. All admission and concession proceeds will benefit two AMC charities, Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Will Rogers Institute.

No outside food will be allowed during Summer MovieCamp but you can take advantage of our KidsPack™ concession combos for $4 – more than 30% off the regular price.*

Advance tickets will be on sale starting June 8 at 214 participating AMC theatre locations and online. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and shows will begin at 10 a.m. local time nationwide."

Go to this link to see what AMC THEATERS are playing near you:



10 Weeks of Fun Films for Kids, A Different Movie Every Week, Weekday Mornings This Summer.

Same Price for Parents and Children.  All 10 movies can be purchased in advance for $5.00,
or can be purchased separately at the box office for $1.00 per show.

$5 Series punch cards are limited and are now available only at the theatre box office while supplies last. Admission with a series punch card is limited to one person per card per movie, and valid only at the theatre where purchased.

For more info on this program or to find the dates and times at a theater near you go to this link:


 Thank you for checking out our  A.R.K. WEDNESDAY deal!  Please remember to "Pass It On" to your friends and family.  Do your part in the "Act of Random Kindness". 

There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving!

<3 Trina 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Our Gluten-Free and Wheat-Free Adventure Begins...

We recently found out that our 4 year old son is Gluten intolerant. Hard as it may seem to eat Wheat-free and Gluten-free I have been able to get my hands on some awesome food for him and the rest of the family. One of our new favorite local finds is SUGAR PLUM VEGAN. Not only are they completely vegan and good at it, they also have several Gluten-free treats for my little guy and THEY TASTE FANTASTIC! Located down-town, share with your friends and family, they might just fall in love... http://www.sugarplumvegan.com/

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Arianna's Equine Photo Session

This is Arianna and her beautiful Horse at a Wilton area Ranch.  We scheduled a special Session Day for the Ranch and my oldest son decided it would be fun to come along with me =) for some time alone with Mom.  My friend and photography assistant Desire' also has a horse at this Ranch so we meet with Arianna and her Grandma, Ruth first and then we photographed Desire's horse.  After the sessions my son got to ride a horse for the first time and did it bare back!  Desire' stayed close by his side and of course I photographed him :o)
It was a lot of fun and something we will remember forever.  Thank you Ruth for having us come up to photograph your Granddaughter and thank you Desi for organizing everything and letting Rane ride!  You Rock!   Take a look at Arianna's Sneak Peek...

It's... A.R.K. Wednesday Everybody!

It's  ARK Wednesday and who doesn't love a great deal?!  This week I am bringing you a fantastic deal for Six Flags in Vallejo, CA.  We always have a great time when we go and there are things to do for almost any one.  You can sit with an ice cold drink and watch the whale or dolphin shows, you can ride mellow rides, rides that make you laugh or rides that make you scream, you can walk around and look at some amazing animals, you can eat awesome food and funnels cakes (yummy!), you can play carnival games and one of our top must-do's is to check out the butterfly exhibit!  I'm sure I left out something so if you go let me know what your favorite part of Six Flags is :o)

So the great deal is with a pack of Stride gum and a coupon you can get in for the price of a Child at $31.99

Regular price tickets are $49.99 which saves you $18 PER ADULT TICKET!!  That savings just about pays for food, parking and fun for a family of four!

PRINT YOUR COUPON HERE and PLEASE don't forget to Pass It On!  That is what ARK Wednesdays are all about ;o)  You get great deals and then Pass It On to your family and friends and print an extra coupon or two for a stranger, you will be glad you did!


Friday, June 4, 2010

Dorowski Family

Meet the Dorowski Family!  It only took me 3 or 4 years of writing their last name, every time I wrote a check when Marlyn does my hair, to finally be able to spell it without asking! 
Marlyn is the beautiful Mom pictured below :o)  
Marlyn's first born son is graduating this year from
El Camino High School.  She thought it would nice to update their family portraits along with the Senior Portraits. So we met at a beautiful park, dodged some rain drops in May?? laughed about it and had a good time together taking photos!  It's hard to call my "job" a job when I love what I am doing so much, but what can I say!  Everyone should love their job right?!  Take a look at this handsome family... and try not to be too jealous! LOL! ;o)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Portrait Jewelry Special!!

Wouldn't you love to have a beautiful piece of jewelry to proudly display your family, children, husband, dogs... or anything else you love?? Pictured below are a just a few samples of the many different styles we offer in necklaces and bracelets.  Celebrate Summer with our  JUNE SPECIAL: 20% Off all Portrait Jewelry- necklaces- bracelets - charms and phone charms. They also make great gifts!  Please contact me for a catalog, you can use past or present portraits I have done or schedule a free mini-session to get a new portrait for your jewelry piece :o) Offer ends June 30th so HURRY!!